10/31/10 Why Now - Again? part 1

Before the US 'liberates' any more, it's on us, the world's peoples, to take this planet out of its imperialist-driven madness
Scientists estimate tens of billions of earth-size planets in the Milky Way

digest note:
Politics, capital P: Urgently at stake for U.S. imperialism is its eroding political-economic system's global domination, under increasingly successful attack by new rival capitalists and national liberation wars. Embodied in its bipartisan ruling class National Security Agenda, politics/politicians serve that agenda in the electoral shell game that keeps us securely supporting, engaged IN this system, not fighting AGIN it for revolutionary change.

This latest 'Yemen threat' serves the US agenda's plan to expand its world war there and across the Arab world - and further expanding its homegrown friendly-face fascism.
The 'Yemen' affair entailed the collaboration of U.S. 'friends', Arab and other proxies from Saudi Arabia to Israel,

US 'information warfare' with its media 'strategic information' allies including 'social networks', communications/ tech. partners - and cocksure of a public numbed and dumbed into ignorance, apathy and/or class and 'race' privilege blood-drenched benefits.

Between the well-oiled 'news' hysteria about this conveniently timed and placed 'threat', a few hints: for ex. * a couple of articles mentioned that UPS & FEDEX do not ship in / out of Yemen - but who they contract out to was not mentioned (some initial findings in next issue).

The long, hideous history behind this new threat by U.S. state terrorism lies in the sordid nexus of the ruling State & finance capital whose political-economic global supremacy has driven the world to desperation, war and destruction- in our names.

Most of the world, and many in the 'good german homeland', recognize this timely made-in-usa "terror threat" for what it is - an ominous warning of what's to come, based, as always, on relentless propaganda, bogeymen, suspicions, allegations, anonymous 'officials', a deadly story that changes by the hour, growing bigger & badder according to contingencies for already-made U.S. political plans

* One of the packages was found aboard a U.P.S. cargo plane at East Midlands Airport... England officials said... A second... was removed from a FedEx flight in Dubai, they said. Neither company has flights into or out of Yemen, but offer shipping from Yemen and contract with other companies to move freight from there to hubs in Europe and elsewhere in the Middle East.

The Yemen packages found on UPS and FedEx flights ...
Discoveries of bomb material and suspicious packages aboard US-bound cargo flights from Yemen...
...from Yemen and contract with other companies ...www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101030/ARTICLE/10301057/..

[ed: Commercial passenger] Plane with cargo from Yemen lands in NY, searched
NEW YORK -- A commercial passenger jet carrying cargo from Yemen landed in New York under military fighter jet escort and its cargo was searched Friday, as parcels in transit across the globe were scrutinized after authorities overseas found two explosive packages from Yemen bound for Chicago.No explosives were found aboard Emirates Airlines Flight 201 after a search...
a spokesman for U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command said the Emirates airliner was escorted by a Canadian fighter based in Bagotville, Quebec, to the U.S. border, where two U.S. fighters from the Barnes Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts took over. Later Friday night, authorities at John F. Kennedy Airport investigated a British Airways jetliner arriving from London...British Airways spokeswoman Michele Kropf...did not say why Flight 115 was targeted or if the jet was carrying any cargo from Yemen.

The Takeaway: Get Out the Vote

'take charge' prez personally declares the timely new perfect "terrorist threat against USRAEL
Obama: Suspicious packages are a 'credible terrorist threat'
Obama, speaking four days before the midterm elections, did not specify any new security measures would be taken or say the nation's terrorist alert level had been raised. But pointed once again to Yemen as the source, saying his top terrorism adviser, John Brennan, had been in touch with that country's president..."We at the Jewish Federation earlier this morning received a notification that Chicago synagogues should be on alert," said Linda Haase, a spokeswoman for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, who declined to provide any details about what the warning said or who issued it. "It's sad, but this is not the first time we've had to deal with a security alert."

as if this is news...
Yemen Emerges as Base for U.S. Attacks
...American airstrikes in Yemen began last December....American citizens appear to be helping the local branch of Al Qaeda in Yemen take aim at the United States. The group has also stepped up its recruitment drive on the Internet, issuing an English-language magazine...Last year American officials showed Yemen’s longtime president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, intelligence reports indicating that Al Qaeda was singling out him and his family members, many of whom hold senior government positions. After that, Mr. Saleh redoubled his commitment to fighting Al Qaeda, and allowed the United States to launch airstrikes on Yemeni terrain...Another source of concern is the rising chaos of Yemen, which has a fast-growing, desperately poor population of 23 million and is running out of water....this latest episode “is a reminder that we have a serious problem brewing in Yemen, and the current counterterrorism measures have not been able to stop it,” said Gregory Johnsen, an expert on Yemen at Princeton University.

Obama Walks Fine Political Line on Terror Threat
Obama advisers want to look engaged in responding, but not as if they are seizing on it to win votes...

10/31 suspect now released
Saturday: American intelligence officials said their operating assumption was that the two bombs were the work of Al Qaeda in Yemen... probably blessed by the highest levels of Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, including Mr. Awlaki. “...this year the C.I.A. designated Mr. Awlaki — an American citizen — as highest priority for the agency’s targeted killing campaign....Janet Napolitano, secretary of homeland security said this new plot had the “hallmarks of Al Qaeda”... Yemeni officials announced the arrest of a young woman and her mother in connection with the plot...Yemen president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, said Yemeni security forces identified her based on a tip from American officials..According to one official involved in the investigation, the package that was discovered in Dubai had a woman’s name and location in Sana on the return address...American officials said it was still unclear exactly whether the bombs were intended to detonate at the synagogues, or cause mass destruction in the air...
Obama administration officials said they were discussing a range of responses to the thwarted attack. The failed attack on Dec. 25 created an opportunity for the White House to press Yemen’s government to take more aggressive action against Qaeda operatives there, and some believe conditions are similar now.

10/29/10 Saudi Tip Helped Intercept Terror Plot
The discovery of the explosives, based on a tip from Saudi intelligence officials, began an urgent hunt for other suspicious packages in the United States and other countries...

10/20/10 U.S. announces $60b arms sale to Saudi Arabia, says 'Israel doesn't object'
Official Andrew Shapiro says U.S. consulted with Israel over course of sealing deal, which includes 84 new Boeing F-15 aircraft and 70 upgrades of existing Saudi F-15s.

U.S. to Sell $60B in Arms to Saudis
Read at WSJ http://e.thedailybeast.com/a/tBMwDAkB7SwhTB8VTcuNrL9NIaS/dail4
The Obama administration has approved the largest-ever weapons sale to Saudi Arabia: $60 billion...to improve the Saudi air force ability to defend against "regional threats," which is to say, Iran. Israel was okay with the deal, partly because the U.S. agreed to restrict the long-range capacity of the F-15s and to sell Israel the more advanced F-35s. An Israeli spokesman said, "Within the framework of the U.S. commitment to maintaining Israel's military edge, we have had a close, consistent dialogue about the Saudi deal, even though we are not thrilled about it."

First joint Saudi-Egyptian maneuver geared to Iranian threat
22 Oct. DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Egypt and Saudi Arabia secretly carried out their first joint exercise this week with special operations, marine, armored, missile, air and naval forces, DEBKAfile's military sources reveal. Exercise Tabuk-2 under the command of Acting Saudi Defense and Aviation Minister, Prince Khaled Bin Sultan, son of Crown Prince Sultan, was programmed to repulse a potential Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia by taking the battle over to Islamic Republican territory. It took place from Oct. 17 -21 in Egypt's northern desert abutting the Mediterranean Sea where conditions resemble the eastern Saudi Arabian Persian Gulf coast.
Israel's DEBKAfile: A world Internet News Leader on Security and Intelligence published in English and Hebrew, updated four times a day, seven days a week...especially popular in the United States...http://debka.com/about/

U.S. agenda needs new "terror threat
Obama Vows to 'Destroy' al Qaeda in Yemen After Bomb Discovery
Both Yemen and Pakistan have at times forbidden U.S. attacks with drones or strike aircraft. Senior U.S. officials have chafed at the restrictions put on U.S. air strikes by the Yemeni government, and generally have let the Yemeni military take the lead in attacks on suspected AQAP camps.
Both countries have aggressively resisted allowing American ground forces to operate in their countries, although there are several dozen Special Forces soldiers working as trainers in both Pakistan and Yemen... Brennan said. The United States has seen "steady improvement'' in Yemeni government cooperation, but: "It needs to improve more.''...
According to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Brennan first alerted President Obama of the threat Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Throughout the night, Brennan was in contact with directors from the spectrum of U.S. intelligence agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, CIA, FBI, National Security Administration, Transportation Security Administration and the Coast Guard. Both President Obama and Brennan highlighted the coordination of international efforts to intercept the packages, saying the U.S. was able to call on "friends and allies," including the British government... the "community kicked into gear" and "the system worked very, very well."

the US 'wurlitzer' propaganda machine can't keep its juicy bin laden / al qaeda terror-tales straight: Osama Bin laden, former CIA asset, now dead US terror bogeyman, also serves to divert attention from the very real living history and political implications, past to present, of US finance capital connections with the vast Saudi Bin Laden Group - more soon in the digest

Handy excuse for intensifying fascism aka 'security'
TSA phases in new pat-down procedures at airports nationwide:
CNN employee Fitzpatrick, said a female screener ran the palm of her hands around her breasts, over her stomach, buttocks, her inner thighs, and crotch.

JEFFREY GOLDBERG is a national correspondent for The Atlantic
TSA is allowing passengers to opt-out of the back-scatter and choose instead a pat-down. I've complained about TSA pat-downs in the past, because they, too, were more security theater than anything else. They are, as I would learn, becoming more serious, as well. At BWI, I told the officer who directed me to the back-scatter I preferred a pat-down...to see how effective the manual search would be... a number of TSA officers began laughing. I asked why...the one who would eventually conduct my pat-down said the rules were changing shortly, and I would soon understand why the back-scatter was preferable to the manual search. I asked him if the new guidelines included a cavity search. "No way. You think Congress would allow that?" I said "If you're a terrorist, you're going to hide your weapons in your anus or your vagina." ..."Yes, but starting tomorrow, we're going to start searching your 'crotchal' area" ... and you're not going to like it...We have to search up your thighs and between your legs until we meet resistance," he explained. "Resistance?" "Your testicles," he explained....BWI was fairly vigorous, by the usual tame standards of the TSA, but nothing like the one I received the next day at T.F. Green in Providence. Several TSA officers heard me choose the pat-down, and reacted in a way meant to make the ordinary passenger feel very badly about his decision. One officer said to the colleague who was obviously going to be assigned to me, "Get new gloves, man, you're going to need them where you're going." The pat-down, while more effective than previous pat-downs, will not stop dedicated and clever terrorists from smuggling on board small weapons or explosives. When I served as a military policeman in an Israeli army prison, many of the prisoners "bangled" contraband up their asses....

Drones Spur Yemenis' Distrust of Government and US
October 27, 2010 - Reuters
WADI ABIDA, Yemen - An afternoon tribal meeting in a remote desert valley in Yemen is interrupted by the unmistakable hum of an unmanned drone... part of the Yemeni government's U.S.-backed crackdown last December... "I wish I had a weapon that could reach that aircraft," tribesman Salim Hassan said..."People feel they will be colonized like Iraq and Afghanistan," local tribal chief Mabkhout al-Eradah said. In August, U.S. security officials said Washington was looking to increase air strikes against al Qaeda's Yemen wing in an attempt to emulate what they consider a successful CIA-run programme using drones in Pakistan....When the Obama administration gave the CIA the green light to kill or capture...the American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, Yemen's prime minister responded... "Public cooperation would also play into the hands of the militants who argue the Yemeni government is a puppet of the US ...U.S. policy in the region is unpopular in Yemen, and Yemenis are very much politicized, so this is something the government does have to take into consideration," said Nicole Stracke at the Gulf Research Center.

Is Yemen the Next Afghanistan?

Afghan resistance statement
US war in Afghanistan unjustifiable, unwinable and intolerable
10-29-10 Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The US invasion of Afghanistan, over a period of more than 10 years, has had nothing' to offer the Afghans and the world but darkness of terrors, tortures, bloodshed and massacres. It is an indisputable fact the US, despite its all ploys, maneuvers and dirty tricks, has been unable to win the heart and minds of the Afghan masses, on the contrary, hundreds of thousands of Afghans, from every part of the country, have stunningly turned to Jihad bringing about noticeable improvements and anti-American situations in every corner of the country...

Bomb-Plot Informant Testifies FBI Sent Him to Terrorist Camp in Pakistan
By Chris Dolmetsch - Sep 16, 2010
The confidential informant Shahed Hussain at the center of the case against four men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues testified the FBI sent him to Pakistan in 2008 to attend a terrorist training camp.

Fort Dix informants' actions examined
He railed against the United States, helped scout out military installations for attack, offered to introduce his comrades to an arms dealer, and gave them a list of weapons he could procure, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. These were not the actions of a terrorist, but of a paid FBI informant who helped bring down an alleged plot by six Muslim men to massacre U.S. soldiers at New Jersey's Fort Dix.

Obama authorizes preemptive assassinations of suspects, secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries
CIA operatives and Special Forces death squads authorized to kill US citizens suspected of terrorist involvement, “also allows US special forces to enter Iran to gather intelligence”
August 7, 2010 By Stephen Lendman, http://inteldaily.com/2010/08/targeted-assassinations/
The WikiLeaks “Afghan War Diaries” provided documented evidence of America’s out-of-control lawlessness, including Special Forces death squads (Task Force 373) extrajudicially murdering or capturing suspected Taliban and Al-Qaeda figures, many hundreds or perhaps thousands on a so-called Jpel (joint prioritized effects) list, also willfully killing civilian men, women and children, the London Times Kabul-based Jerome Starkey reporting earlier on these crimes, suppressed in US media accounts... CIA operatives and Special Forces death squads have been authorized to kill US citizens abroad, suspected of terrorist involvement,
Last September, then Central Command head General David Petraeus issued a secret directive to send covert US Special Operations forces to friendly and hostile states in the Middle East, Central Asia, the Horn of Africa, and by implication anywhere in the world to “penetrate, disrupt, defeat or destroy” terror threats and “prepare the environment” for planned military attacks.
The Pentagon’s Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force Execute Order authorizes Special Ops forces sent anywhere, and its Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) deploys covertly to kill suspects, including US citizens....
June 4, Washington Post writers Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe headlined, “US ‘Secret War’ Expands Globally as Special Operations Forces Take a Larger Role,”: The Obama administration “has significantly expanded a largely secret US war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups with Special Ops forces in 75 countries, compared with about 60 at the beginning of last year.”June 5, London Sunday Times writers Tim Reid and Michael Evans repeated it, headlining, “Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across the world,” saying: He usurped even greater power than George Bush to pursue an “aggressive secret war against al-Qaeda and other radical groups,” using increased drone attacks and 9,000 Special Forces in Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of civilians, operations continuing daily.
Petraeus’ order “also allows US special forces to enter Iran to gather intelligence” for potential future operations. T

Rep. Jane Harman, Democrat, CA, and chairwoman of a House subcommittee on homeland security, called Mr. Awlaki “probably the person, the terrorist, who would be terrorist No. 1 in terms of threat against us.” Obama authorizes hit on American citizen, Scott Shane NYT 4/7/10

Al-Awlaki has not been charged with a crime, but was linked by US officials to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the psychiatrist alleged to have killed 13 at an Army base in Fort Hood and Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called "Christmas day" bomber who attempted to detonate a jetliner en route to Detroit.
April 7th, 2010 NYT & WP reported Tuesday that Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was added to CIA's list of alleged terrorists the US has targeted to kill. American forces have killed myriad suspected terror suspects using armed drone planes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. "No WH denial to NYT & WP reports that Obama Administration has authorized the targeting killing of American citizen tied to Al Qaeda," Knoller wrote on his Twitter feed.

Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden Video
Military psy-ops took over the operation after CIA project failed to take off
May 27, 2010
Intelcenter, the U.S. monitoring group that routinely releases Bin Laden video and audio, much of which have been proven to be either rehashed old footage or outright fakes, is an offshoot of IDEFENSE, a web security company that monitors intelligence from the middle east. IDEFENSE is heavily populated by long serving ex military intelligence officials, such as senior military psy-op intelligence officer Jim Melnick, who served 16 years in the US army and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in psychological operations. Melnick has also worked directly for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Intelcenter notoriously released the “laughing hijackers” tape and claimed it was an Al-Qaeda video, despite the fact that the footage was obtained by a “security agency” at a 2000 Bin Laden speech. IntelCenter was also caught adding its logo to a tape at the same time as Al-Qaeda’s so-called media arm As-Sahab added its logo, proving the two organizations were one and the same. JIHAD: The Great CIA Game: Part 6 JIHAD: The Great CIA Game: Part 5 JIHAD: The Great CIA Game: Part 4

Chief of U.S. Central Command Petraeus says al-Qaida no longer operating in Afghanistan.
Osama bin Laden used to be the man President Bush promised to capture dead or alive. Now he's the authority President Bush quotes to bolster his claim that Iraq is the "central front in the war on terror." In his speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, N.C., President Bush said bin Laden claimed a "Third World War is raging" in Iraq... it is so much harder having invoked the instigator of 9/11, to sell the Bush administration's continuing pretense that ousting Saddam Hussein and invading Iraq was a necessary response to 9/11.http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/editorial/entries/2005/06/bush_says_iraq.html

It Doesn't Take Intelligence...
In a brilliantly-timed speech before the Atlantic Council today, the politically-astute retired Air Force Gen. Mike Hayden, CIA director [director of the National Security Agency after 9/11 when it began warrantless surveillance of U.S. phone calls...also defended CIA destroying interrogation videos...took a sharp turn away from President Bush’s well-worn talking points on fighting terrorism and essentially endorsed Obama’s campaign position that the “central front” is in the Afghan-Pakistan tribal belt. “Today, the flow of money, weapons, and foreign fighters into Iraq is greatly diminished, and Al Qaeda senior leaders no longer point to it as the central battlefield,” Hayden declared ...two months ago, Bush told the National Defense University in a speech: “Al Qaeda leaders have repeatedly declared that Iraq is the central front of their war with America.” [ed: referring to made-in-usa tapes]

Obama: Killing Bin Laden 'Top Priority' http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/2008/11/obama-killing-bin-laden-top-...

1/14/09 Obama: "Capture Or Kill" Bin Laden
Couric: How important do you think it is, Mr. President-elect, to apprehend Osama bin Laden?
Obama: I think that we have to so weaken his infrastructure that, whether he is technically alive or not, he is so pinned down that he cannot function. My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he's in a cave somewhere and can't even communicate with his operatives, then we will meet our goal of protecting America.

Osama bin Laden Issues New Threat Against America
http://current.com/1ijsm4 03 June 2009
Osama bin Laden threatened Americans in a new audio tape Wednesday, saying President Barack Obama inflamed hatred toward the U.S. by ordering Pakistan to crack down on militants in Swat Valley and block Islamic law there.... The message was broadcast on pan-Arab Al-Jazeera Television around the same time Obama touched down in Saudi Arabia at the start of a Mideast visit ... Bin Laden focused on Pakistan, claiming President Asif Ali Zardari was paid by the White House to start the crackdown. Al-Jazeera aired excerpts of the tape and did not say how it was obtained. The authenticity of the tape could not be immediately verified.

Gates Expects 2-4 Years of Big Afghan Role for U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden may be slipping back and forth from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Or the U.S. might not have a clue, more than eight years after the al-Qaida leader masterminded the terrorist attacks on America. Given a chance to clear away some of the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the world's most wanted terrorist, Obama administration officials seemed to add to it with what appeared to be conflicting assessments... http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/12/06/world/AP-US-US-Afghanistan.ht...

No Bin Laden information in years, says Gates
12/6/09 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8397684.stm

3/13/02 Bush: Capturing Bin Laden ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’
Months after declaring he wanted bin Laden “dead or alive ,” Bush said: "I don’t know where he is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him...I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. Bush trained his focus on Iraq.”... capturing bin Laden is “not a top priority use of American resources"

Osama Bin Dead
by Rand Clifford http://www.starchiefpress.com/articles/article15.html
And now Bush [Obama] is reminding us that we must work together to battle extremists who try to imitate our murder of the innocent in order to achieve political objectives. Perhaps the most dangerous problem of all is that the American herd continues to swallow outrageous and incredible bullshit as though it were truth....
The "experts" know bin Laden is dead, so do the intelligence analysts, and everyone with any genuine knowledge of the situation—even Bush knows...! Fox "News" ran, Wednesday, December 26, 2001, Report: Bin Laden Already Dead [1]. On Thursday, 18 July, 2002, the BBC: Bin Laden "probably" dead [2]. CNN.com followed their own story of Monday, October 7, 2002 about bin Laden’s death [3] with the Saturday, October 26, 2002: Magazine runs what it calls bin Laden’s will [4]. An excellent overview plus many more links can be found at the WHAT REALLY HAPPENED website [5].
[1] http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,41576,00.html
[2] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2135473.stm
[3] http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/10/06/karzai.binladen/
[4] http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/10/26/binladen.will/
[5] http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/osama_dead.html
[6] http://www.newamericancentury.org/

Osama, Death Squads and the Biggest Lie Ever Told
Joe Quinn
... "Osama", "al-Qaeda", "al-Qaeda in Iraq", "al-Zarqawi" "al-Zawahiri" are, or were, all part of a US government psychological operation that pitched them as the likely suspects to take the blame for the US and Israeli government Middle Eastern predations, not to mention the imposition of a police state in the US and Britain...
...It has already been exposed that the killings and bombings are the work of "death squads" working out of the Iraqi interior ministry, which itself is entirely controlled by the CIA. Let me reiterate that in every war waged by the US government against a foreign nation, a counter-insurgency operation has immediately been implemented. Counter-insurgency operations are required in such circumstances because when a country is invaded, ! an insurgency of some form invariable arises to defend the country. Such insurgents are very difficult for an invading army to defeat given the extensive support and collaboration they enjoy from the general population. Essentially, an invading army finds itself at war with the population of the country they are invading rather than a separate and independent insurgency. Strategies developed over the years to deal with such situations has come to be known as "counter-insurgency", and include attempts to identify divisions within the society, usually religious, political or ethnic, however insignificant, and to then attempt to provoke these divisions...

In-depth examination of prototype psyops phenomena
Reasonable Doubts about the Guilt and Death of the Deceptive "Mr. Zarqawi"
Dr. Richard Marsden http://www.uruknet.info/?s1=1&p=24073&s2=20

CIA disbands "Bin laden" unit
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,,1812598,00.html
Nearly five years after George Bush vowed to bring Osama bin Laden to justice "dead or alive", it's the end of the line for the CIA's Alec Station, the unit dedicated to the hunt for the al-Qaida leader.CIA officials insisted today that the hunt for al-Qaida's founder continued. "Tracking and gathering intelligence about Bin Laden, Zawahiri ... remains a high priority for the CIA and the intelligence community," one official said..."The reorganisation just reflects the understanding that the Islamic jihadist movement continues to diversify," an intelligence official said.

Zarqawi -- Bush's man for all seasons
by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Oct. 15, 2004http://www.unknownnews.org/0606110607Zarqawi.html

Orwell in Iraq: Snow Jobs, Zarqawi and Bogus Peace Plans
By Dahr Jamail
With the plan to secure Baghdad, "Operation Forward Together," now three weeks old, and the so-called terror leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed, the security situation has only continued to deteriorate. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13840.htm

Hubub in Hibhib: The Timely Death of al-Zarqawi
by Chris Floyd
Abu Musab Saddam Osama al-Zarqawi, the extremely elusive if not entirely mythical terrorist mastermind responsible for every single insurgent action in Iraq except for the ones caused by the red-tailed devils in Iran or the stripey-tailed devils in Syria, has reportedly been killed in an airstrike in Hibhib, an area north of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki announced today.